This is the Debian GNU/Linux pre-packaged version of vim. Vim is an
almost compatible version of the UNIX editor Vi. Many new features have been
added: multi level undo, syntax highlighting, command line history, on-line
help, filename completion, block operations, etc.
This package was put together by Wichert Akkerman <firstname.lastname@example.org>, from
sources obtained from:
* added Debian GNU/Linux package maintenance system files
* Tweeks to compile without merging with the source-tarball
Vim was written by Bram Moolenaar. The following copying conditions are taken
from the README file.
Vim is Charityware. You can use and copy it as much as you like, but you are
encouraged to make a donation to orphans in Uganda. Please read the file
"/usr/doc/vim-rt/uganda.txt.gz" for details.
If you include Vim on a CD-ROM, I would like to receive a copy. Just so I
know which Vim distributions exists in the world (and to show off to my
There are no restrictions on distributing an unmodified copy of Vim. Parts of
Vim may also be distributed, but this text must always be included. You are
allowed to include executables that you made from the unmodified Vim sources,
your own usage examples and Vim scripts.
If you distribute a modified version of Vim, you are encouraged to send the
maintainer a copy, including the source code. Or make it available to the
maintainer through ftp; let him know where It can be found. If the number of
changes is small (e.g., a modified Makefile) e-mailing the diffs will do.
When the maintainer asks for it (in any way) you must make your changes,
including source code, available to him.
The maintainer reserves the right to include any changes in the official
version of Vim. This is negotiable. You are not allowed to distribute a
modified version of Vim when you are not willing to make the source code
available to the maintainer.
The current maintainer is Bram Moolenaar <Bram@vim.org>. If this changes, it
will be announced in appropriate places (most likely www.vim.org and
comp.editors). When it is completely impossible to contact the maintainer,
the obligation to send him modified source code is dropped.
If you are happy with Vim, please express that by reading the uganda.txt.gz